The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Keep on dancin'

It was a pleasant surprise to see danzantes from Teotitlan del Valle at the calenda in Tlacolula last Sunday.  What was interesting was that these dancers were from the group that danced from 2008-2010 or two groups ago. 
So that raised a few questions for us to contemplate.  Do dancers just keep on dancin'?  It would appear so.
And from whence did this incarnation of Doña Marina and Malinche come, because they probably hadn't been born yet to be the originals with this group?  
Cute as ever and very good dancers.
They stole the show.
 They had all the right moves
It is always such a pleasure to see the pride of Teotitlan.
The danza de la pluma in Teotitlan has so many threads to follow....
and in the coming months, there are plans to further explore some of them.  In the meantime, we will keep beating that drum that Teotitlan del Valle is one magical and deep village.

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